Poster Abstract Session:
135. Healthcare Epidemiology: Environmental and Occupational Health
Friday, October 5, 2018: 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Room: S Poster Hall

Tracks: Pediatric ID, Epidemiology and Infection Control, Adult ID

Microbial assessment of healthcare-associated pathogens on various environmental sites in patient rooms after terminal room disinfection
Hajime Kanamori, MD, PhD, MPH; William Rutala, BS, MS, PhD, MPH; Maria Gergen, MT (ASCP); Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS; Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FSHEA; Daniel Sexton, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA; David Weber, MD, MPH
Use of DNA Markers to Assess the Potential for Pathogen Transmission from Physicians’ White Coats
Daniel Van Aartsen, MD; Manish Thakur, MBBS; Khalid M. Dousa, MD, FACP, CABIM; Anubhav Kanwar, MD; Jennifer Cadnum, B.S.; Yilen Karen Ng Wong, MD.; Thriveen Mana, M.S., MBA; Amrita John, MBBS; Heba Alhmidi, MD; Curtis J. Donskey, MD
Epidemiologic characteristics of outbreaks associated with the healthcare environment
Hajime Kanamori, MD, PhD, MPH; David Weber, MD, MPH; William Rutala, BS, MS, PhD, MPH; Mitsuo Kaku, MD, PhD
Modern Problem, Medieval Cure – Resistant Aeromonas in Medicinal Leeches
Leighanne Olivia Parkes, MD, FRCPC; Kevin Barker, Ph.D; Susan M. Poutanen, MD, MPH, FRCPC; Jennifer M. Grant, MDCM, FRCPC; Michael Libman, MD, FRCPC; Jerome Leis, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Patrick Stapleton, MB; Michael Silverman, MD, FRCP, FACP; Susy Hota, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Sparring with Spores: Ultrasounds as a vector for pathogen transmission in the intensive care unit
Amrita John, MBBS; Aanchal Kapoor, MD; Thriveen Sankar Chittoor Mana, MS; Annette Jencson, BSMT(ASCP)SM, CIC; Jennifer Cadnum, B.S.; Abhishek Deshpande, MD, PhD; Curtis J. Donskey, MD
  • Sparring with spores.pdf (522.5 kB)
  • Effectiveness of Ultraviolet Irradiation on Candida auris: A Laboratory Study.
    Gennifer Garmon, MD; Dhammika Navarathna, DVM, MS, PhD; John Coppin, MPH; Marjory Williams, PhD; Chetan Jinadatha, MD, MPH
  • CA poster 2.pdf (1.9 MB)
  • Pseudo-outbreak of Clostridium paraputrificum related to Anaerobic Tent Contamination
    Kaitlin Mitchell, PhD; Luann Rece, MT; Megan Duster, MT(ASCP); Daniel Shirley, MD, MS; Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD; Derrick Chen, MD
    Reduction of blood culture contamination rates by an altered sampling protocol: single center, prospective, randomized, controlled, open label trial.
    Jacob Strahilevitz, MD; Or Svinik, Medical Student; Alon Lalezari, Medical Student; Odaya Tel-Zur, Registered Nurse; Shlomo Sinvani, Registered Nurse; Yasmin Sa’id Abed Al-Dayem, BSc; Allon Moses, MD; Matan Cohen, MD; Yonatan Oster, MD
    Cleaning high touch surfaces of patients’ rooms: Make it easier, and it simply gets cleaner.
    Emily T. Martin, MPH, PhD; Mor Dadon, BS; Tsilia Lazarovitch, PhD; Hodaya Saadon, BS; Tal Maya, BS; Katie Jaffe, BS; Sharon Moscovich, MD; Ronit Zaidenstein, M.D.; Dror Marchaim, MD
    A Safer, More Effective Method For Cleaning and Disinfecting GI Endoscopic Procedure Rooms
    Bergein Overholt, MD; Karen Reynolds, LPN; Donald Wheeler, PhD
  • Abstract Poster v 6 FINAL.pdf (327.5 kB)
  • Leveraging human factors engineering to optimize low level disinfection of bedside medical tools
    Lori Handy, MD, MSCE; Orysia Bezpalko, MPH; Hillary Hei, MPH; Carly Ehritz, MSN, RN, ACCNS-P; Sara Townsend, MS-HQS, CIC; Julia Shaklee Sammons, MD, MSCE
  • IDWeek LLD_Final.pdf (1.5 MB)
  • Comparison of five testing modalities for the assessment of patient environment cleanliness
    Elizabeth Salsgiver, MPH; Elena Martin, BS; Katrina Callan, BS; Niamh B. O'Hara, PhD; Rachid Ounit, PhD; Lars F. Westblade, PhD; Christopher E. Mason, PhD; Matthew S. Simon, MD, MS; Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH; E. Yoko Furuya, MD, MS; David P. Calfee, MD, MS
    Excessive movement, unnecessary contamination: Clostridium difficile patients in the hospital
    Sara Reese, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC; Bryan Knepper, MPH, MS, CIC; Amber Miller, MSN, RN, CIC, CSPDT; Heather Young, MD
    Observation of Stethoscope Sanitation Practices in an Emergency Department Setting
    Rajiv Vasudevan, B.S.; Sean Mojaver, B.S.; Kay-Won Chang, M.D.; Alan Maisel, M.D.; Romteen Sedighi, B.S.; Punam Chowdhury, M.D.
    Optimal Isolation Periods Based on Time Interval to Elimination of Scabies after Topical Agent in the Real Clinical Practice
    Jebyung Park, MD; Se Yoon Park, MD; Jaijun Han, MD; So Young Lee, BSN; Gil Eun Kim, BSN; Yeon Su Jeong, BSN; Jin Hwa Kim, MSN; Eunyoung Lee, MD; Eun Jung Lee, MD; Shi Nae Yu, MD; Tark Kim, MD; Min Hyok Jeon, MD; Eun Ju Choo, MD; Tae Hyong Kim, MD, PhD
    Influenza Symptoms in Vaccinated Healthcare Workers in an H3N2-Dominant Season
    Allison Bartlett, MD, MS; Jessica P. Ridgway, MD, MS; Rachel Marrs, DNP, RN, CIC; Amanda M. Henson, MS, MLS(ASCP), CIC; Vera Chu, MS, MLS(ASCP), CIC; Aurea Enriquez, M(ASCP), CIC; Cynthia Murillo, M(ASCP), CIC; Demetria Runjo, MPH; Alexandra Seguin, BSN, RN; Kathleen G. Beavis, MD; Caroline Guenette, MS; Emily Landon, MD
    Infrequency of Respirator Change Following Annual Respiratory Fit Testing at an Academic Medical Center
    Tzu-Ying Chuang, B.A.; Tania Thomas, M.D.; Vickie Garrison, B.A.; Jonathon Schuch, P.E.; Benjamin Kozower, M.D., M.P.H.; Joshua Eby, MD

    CME Credits: Maximum of 0.00 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Findings in the abstracts are embargoed until 12:01 a.m. PDT, Wednesday Oct. 3rd with the exception of research findings presented at the IDWeek press conferences.